Germany > Bavaria > Bamberg
ALLOVATE (94) Perth, Australia | July 27, 2006| Updated August 4, 2006
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
"Tip-top" is all I can think to say. With Spezial just out front opening and closing at odd times this place is always lively and shuts for only a few hours each day. Stayed upstairs for two nights in absolute luxury with their fully fitted double rooms (from hostels to this it could have been the Ritz). The beer from the barrels is easily the best in Bamberg for their style. Roland Kalb is a lovely landlord and easily approachable and the staff, patrons, food and set-out could not be any better. Loved it, and promised to return for more nights with the gnomes!!!
SrSilligoose (248) pouring bus, New Brunswick | July 3, 2011
82 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
nice crowd. ran into 2 groups of german pals i had met while drinking the day before and that morning. try lagerbier on tap. good place. id go here before brau special. one of the more enjoyable stops in bamberg. lively atmosphere.
mullet (224) Melbourne, Australia | June 28, 2005
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
The Pils from the barrel was my favourite beer in Bamberg, which is really saying a lot. Great place for a beer. We went there to watch the Australia vs Argentina game at the Confederations Cup on the big screen but they turned the TV off after the Germany game and there was no amount of pleading which could convince them to turn it back on. Great place otherwise. Food’s pretty standard.
Schlenkerla (314) , Austria | January 12, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
I normally stay in the hotel located in the brewery, very central and all breweries within 30 min walking distance. Their main room is very nice and also the patio inside the building has a lot of atmosphere. Zwergla is my favorite beer at Faessla.
NielsenRatings (402) Fort Collins, Colorado | October 22, 2010| Updated June 29, 2012
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Somewhat typical German brewpub. Decent beer but nothing special. A lot of locals frequent the place. Fun to stop by
Strebs (146) St. Louis, Missouri | October 1, 2013| Updated November 27, 2013
78 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 17/20
I stayed two nights in a nicely modernized room above the brewpub. Waking up to the clinking of the bottling lines was like waking up to the chirping of birds. The breakfasts were included in the price of the room and were high quality. The beer might not have been as good as at other Bamberg brewpubs, but the experience was so convivial that I was made to feel like a local, if for only three days. Highly recommended.
Leighton (541) London, England | February 20, 2014
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Great spot either for having a few beers OR for their hotel facilities. I stayed here two nights in January 2014 and quite enjoyed it. The rooms are not fancy but they are more than adequate and great value (something like Euro 45 per night). And the location is great. And the bar area on the ground floor is good. They typically have a few of their beers on offer, and I enjoyed the couple I had. The location of this place is really good, providing quick access to either central Bamberg or the train station. If visiting Bamberg, this makes for a good basecamp.
gunnar (324) Sandnes, Norway | June 20, 2013
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 15/20
Stayed here for 3 nights, quite handy with free parking at the rear of the brewery.
Traditional German bierstube, open from early morning, lots of locals all day, for their favourite beers. Nice enough.
BlackHaddock (283) , England | March 29, 2012
76 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
I stayed here many years ago and well before I joined this site , so this review is from September 2006, my third visit.
Grubby looking, but interesting all the same. We sat in the rear courtyard, past the sanding only, window served corridor, overlooked by the gabbled letting rooms.
The two inside drinking rooms are wooden panelled and smoke stained from years of old locals ’chewing the cud’ and puffing away like mad. They were there on this visit also, filling the rooms with conversation and plumes of smoke, which is why my party of 6 decided to sit outside, as we wished to eat as well as imbibe.
The draught helles and my dunkel were all first class, each poured from a tap surrounded by a small barrel (fassla), can’t tell where the beer really comes from though, certainly not from the little fake barrels.
If you have no German, the menu will be difficult, local dishes mostly, not found in any guide book. It appears to change daily, about 10 meals to choose from. Pork was the days meat (like most days I should think), although Beef was also on offer. Everyone enjoyed their food, my Jager (mushroom) sauce on my lump of pork was really good.
fonefan (32) VestJylland, Denmark | September 25, 2006
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Very good brewery, all of the beers I had were good. Not a lot of English spoken here, so be prepared. Very smokey, this is a smoker’s brewpub. Right across the street from Spezial, absolutely a worthwhile place to visit. Food is allround good german food.
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